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This Friday we have compiled 5 links from the web for you. Each link contains useful and interesting information for your small business taxes, loans, growth and news. Enjoy the guide and let us know what you think.

1. The Best Government Investments in Small Business?
When our elected officials advocate small business policies, they invariably invoke the concept of an economic multiplier. One of the most recent examples: House Democrat Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.) used the idea at Small Business Committee hearings on the role of American entrepreneurs in economic recovery. “By creating brand new markets and sparking competition,” she said, “these firms often have a multiplier effect on job creation.” (Source: BusinessWeek)

2. Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees
Amid a relentless battle between the nation’s biggest banks and the retail industry, a Federal Reserve report shows merchant processing fees for debit cards have been cut nearly in half, thanks to federal legislation that took effect last October. But some small retailers are not seeing the benefit.
(Source: Entrepreneur)
3. End of FDIC program may hurt small firm lending

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Small business lending could take a major hit if a federal program that insures small business accounts ends later this year. (Source: CNN Money)

4. Accounting tools for a growing business

NEW YORK ( — Question: I recently purchased a small medical supply business. The business is both a retail store and a business-to-business distributor; we are also planning to add e-commerce.

5. 5 ways small biz can attract big clients
Winning business from the Fortune 500 is a great way to put your company on the map. (CNN Money)